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  • December 3, 2011
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Mönchengladbach
  • Referee: F. Zwayer
  • • Attendance: 54057

Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Monchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund

Lars Baron previews the action as the two top teams in the Bundesliga table clash in the famous Borussen derby.



ter Stegen
Jantschke, Stranzl, Dante, Daems
Nordtveit, Neustadter
Reus, Hanke

Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer
Leitner, Kehl
Gotze, Kagawa, Grosskreutz

Lucien Favre will have a nearly full-strength squad at his disposal with only fringe players Joshua King and Elias Kachunga declared unavailable for the fixture on Saturday. Mike Hanke is expected to retain his place in the team, following his impressive performance in the 3-0 trashing of Koln.

For Dortmund the definite absentees are Julian Koch, Never Subotic and Sven Bender, who are all sidelined with injuries. It is not yet clear who will spearhead the attack for the Bundesliga champion, but following his goal against Schalke, Robert Lewandowski is likely be given the nod ahead of Lucas Barrios, who is yet to find the net for BVB this season.

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    Gladbach holds the record for biggest victory in the history of the Bundesliga. It defeated none other than Dortmund in a 12-0 drubbing in 1978.
  • Lucien Favre's men have won their last four matches in the Bundesliga. The club achieved this for the first time in 17 years.
  • Gladbach is unbeaten in its last 10 home games. This is a record yet to be matched by any other Bundesliga team this season.
  • Dortmund has won all but one of its last eight league games.
  • BVB was defeated on its last visit to Monchengladbach. Last season Lucien Favre's men managed to edge the eventual champion 1-0 at Borussia Park, courtesy of a strike by Mohamadou Idrissou, who now represents Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • Gladbach's leading goalscorer this season, Marco Reus, played for BVB from 2003 to 2006.


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1Marc-Andre ter StegenGoalkeeper
3Filip DaemsDefender
24Tony JantschkeMidfielder
39Martin StranzlDefender
7Patrick HerrmannMidfielder
33Roman NeustädterMidfielder
16Havard NordtveitDefender
18J. ArangoMidfielder
25Raul BobadillaStriker
19Mike HankeStriker
33Christofer HeimerothGoalkeeper
4Roel BrouwersDefender
17Oscar WendtDefender
2Matthias ZimmermannDefender
8Lukas RuppMidfielder
14Thorben MarxMidfielder
20Mathew LeckieMidfielder
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
15Mats HummelsDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
5Felipe SantanaDefender
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
5Sebastian KehlMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
8Ilkay GündoganMidfielder
7Robert LewandowskiStriker
26Shinji KagawaMidfielder
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
24Chris LöweDefender
25Patrick OwomoyelaDefender
8Antônio da SilvaMidfielder
9Ivan PerisicMidfielder
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
19L. BarriosStriker

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